Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

Durham University - English Studies

The Department of English Studies at Durham is one of the leading English departments in the United Kingdom, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. It is consistently ranked in the top 5 English departments in a range of university guides; in the 2015 NSS 96% of Durham students reported themselves satisfied with their studies. The Department made a substantial return to REF 2014, in which 90% of the Department’s research was judged to be of ‘internationally excellent quality’ or ‘world-leading’.

Members of staff pursue a notably wide range of research interests across the historical, geographical and conceptual spectrum of the discipline, including creative writing. There are notable Departmental research groups in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Romantic Dialogues and Legacies, Modernism to the present day, and particular strengths in the following trans-historical research themes: Poetry and Poetics; Epic, Romance, the Novel and Storytelling across Media; Embodiment, Health, and Well-Being; Literature, Science, and the Environment; Modern Conflicts, Cultures, States; Textual Editing. In addition, colleagues contribute to the University’s thriving interdisciplinary research groups, including the Centre for Medical Humanities, the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, the Centre for the Study of Classical Civilization, the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Institute for Advanced Research Computing, and the University’s pan-Faculty Institute of Advanced Study. The Department is a partner in the AHRC BGP2 Northern Bridge partnership for postgraduate training, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle and Queen’s University, Belfast.

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Interviews are anticipated to take place in early 2017.

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